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Discover Costa Rica with Intrepid Travel

 

Costa Rica is a country of lush jungles, golden coastlines, and adventure hotspots. Whether you love laidback surf towns, colonial cities or enjoying a bit of toucan spotting, Costa Rica has it all. Intrepid run 19 trips in Costa Rica across 4 different comfort levels with lots of different durations, so whether you’re travelling with children, looking for an active adventure or there for the wildlife, they can help.

Our Favourite Costa Rica Trips

15 Day Classic Costa Rica

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Swap the concrete jungle for real jungle on this trip into the rainforests, waterways, hot springs and palm-lined beaches of Costa Rica.

  • Long-nosed tapirs, white-faced capuchin monkeys, elegant ocelots and three-toed sloths – Costa Rica is home to exotic animals, and this trip puts you in the perfect position to spot them all.

  • Go deeper than the average tourist with a homestay in a quiet agricultural community; the perfect opportunity to experience local life and practice your Spanish.

  • Refresh after jungle hikes spotting endemic wildlife in the rejuvenating hot springs of volcanic La Fortuna.

  • Begin and end your trip in Costa Rica’s lively capital, San Jose, where you’ll see a more urban side of the country.

Highlights:

  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Rio Celeste
  • La Fortuna & Lake Arenal
  • Monteverde & Optional Canopy Tree Walk
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

Inclusions & Price

Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport: Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights), Lodge (6 nights), Homestay (1 night)

From £1,215

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9 Day Costa Rica Experience

Why you’ll love this trip

  • San Jose is Costa Rica’s cultural heart. Spend time wandering through the artisan stalls of the main Plaza de la Cultura, with plenty of time to stop for a refresco (smoothie) and to do some people watching.

  • Lend a hand at a farmstay outside of Santa Rosa de Pocosol, and learn some home-cooked recipes and techniques from the locals on a visit to the Juanilama agricultural community.

  • Marvel at the size and stature of the Arenal Volcano on the horizon, perhaps taking a soak and relaxing in La Fortuna’s lava-heated thermal springs.

  • Try to spot the elusive resplendent quetzal when you’re exploring Monteverde’s steamy cloud forests. Better yet, why not consider a jungle zip-line to get high in the sky?

  • With plenty of time to chill out at your own pace, Quepos’ surf vibe is ideal for catching some waves, lazing on the white-sand beaches or hiking the lush trails of Manuel Antonio with your travel pals.

Highlights:

  • San Jose
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay
  • La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Monteverde & Lake Arenal
  • Quepos 
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

Inclusions & Price

Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Transport: Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights), Homestay (1 night)

From £830

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9 Day Costa Rica Family Holiday with Teenagers

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Dive into the heart of one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, travelling along rivers, through dense rainforest, past towering volcanoes and to blissful beaches on a journey that will awaken your inner nature-lover

  • Get active on an incredible range of outdoor pursuits – rafting along rapids, climbing up to volcanic craters, safari-ing for crocs, and hiking through jungle

  • Enjoy close-up encounters with Costa Rica’s endless wildlife, then enjoy plenty of time to let off some steam in thermal springs and swimming pools

  • End this adventure by hitting Manuel Antonio National Park, where the evergreen forest grows right up to the long, white beaches and irresistible water

Highlights:

  • San Jose
  • La Tigra & Poas Volcano National Park
  • La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Monteverde & Arenal Lake
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

Inclusions & Price

Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport: Minibus

Accommodation: Hotels (7 nights), Permanent tent cabin (1 night)

From £1,560

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Why Intrepid Travel?

 

For over 30 years they’ve been taking travellers around the globe.

That’s over 30 years of adventures, of visiting new places and old friends, of countless unforgettable moments. More than 30 years of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people. Intrepid’s tours are all lead by a local tour leader, wherever possible they use local accommodation and transport to help keep money in the destination visited. Their group sizes are small, typically around 12 people, this means you can blend in with the locals really see wat the destination has to offer.

As a responsible business, Intrepid has always been committed to being there for their travellers and the communities they visit. So, you can trust that when you travel with them, they won’t just be there for your first adventure, they’ll be there every step of your journey.

Intrepid’s style of travel is better for the world. Travel offers us all some amazing experiences, but what about the communities and people that we visit on the road? From the very beginning, responsible travel has been at the core of what they do.